A Length of Kasuri Cotton: Arrow Feathers
early twentieth century
30" x 13 1/2", 76 cm x 34.25 cm
This is a richly toned, short length of fairly lightweight kasuri cotton which is handwoven in browns, ochres and an off-white.
The motif is a variant on the arrow feather pattern, a popular on in Japanese textiles. The weft yarns show regularly-spaced bands of kasuri striping which add visual texture to this wonderfully-colored short length.
There is an ingrained crease from its former use (top, right hand corner) but otherwise it is in good condition.